Renewable Energy

Why Energy Efficiency Matters

When I first brought up the topic about the Neighborhood Energy Forum to my parents, their question was “is that what you’re studying for Psychology?”

On the Path to Energy Efficiency and Affordability

Join us for the Neighborhood Energy Forum on March 20 About a year ago, Sustainable Flatbush’s Executive Director Anne Pope and I sat at Sycamore Bar and Flower Shop on Cortelyou Road.

Neighborhood Energy Forum on March 20th, 2010!

Exciting things are happening this spring at Sustainable Flatbush! We are assembling a Neighborhood Energy Forum to take place on Saturday, March 20th, 2010.

Solar PowerBike needs your help!

Help us win a grant to build this Solar PowerBike for the Flatbush community! Sustainable Flatbush has entered a proposal in National Geographic’s Green Effect environmental grant contest.

Solar net-metering in Brooklyn!

I just learned about this 40 KW solar installation at 925 Bergen Street (aka the Monti Building)

Tax Credits for biofuel

If your home or apartment building uses oil heat, you may be eligible for a tax credit by switching to biofuel. We just received this email from Tri-State Biodiesel (whose production facility is located right here in Brooklyn):

Real Economy of the Future = Green Jobs

You know, as opposed to the Fake Economy that is now falling down around us like a house of cards.

WTC Memorial powered by biodiesel

Tribute in Light — the memorial to the Twin Towers in remembrance of the September 11th attacks — is being powered by used cooking oil converted to fuel, provided by Brooklyn’s Tri-State Biodiesel.

I Wanna Be a Solar Empowerment Zone!

Last week I attended a special hearing of the New York City Council’s Infrastructure Task Force, on the topic of Distributed Energy Generation in NYC – essentially, how to encourage it.